According to Northwest harvest organization 1 in 5 kids in Washington state lives in a household that struggles to put food on the table and According to WA state department of health Among the 10th graders, 13% of them reported that their family skipped meals or reduced meal size in the past year due to lack of money. The Washington state department of health said that hunger causes negative health effects such as more frequent colds, ear infections, anemia, asthma, headaches, impaired cognitive functions and poorer academic achievement. Is it the only issue in our state? No, the hunger is one of the major issues in all of the 50 states in the United States of America. It is affecting adults and children.
The wealthy shape environmental policies, controlling industrial and agricultural output and land usage, just to name a few. A mass extinction cannot be prevented without persuading those with wealth. However, David Quammen’s Harper’s Weekly article “Planet of Weeds” views the wealthy not as drivers of change, but as fugitives from the Earth’s harsh environment that the wealthy themselves had created. The text effectively argues that a mass extinction is a possibility and even a reality by employing ethos, logos and pathos to logically and emotionally appeal to its audience. Yet, the text stops short of calling for an action, because such action will be impotent and unlikely to be favored by the wealthy when they will not face much consequences.
For example, a farming technique called conservation tillage, made possible by GMO's led to a 5.2-billion-pound reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in 2014; the equivalent of 10 million fewer cars on the road in a year. GMO's could also help reduce malnutrition in third world countries. Many people in third world countries are dependent on a single crop such as rice for their diet. In an ideal world, rice could be genetically engineered to contain more vitamins and essential minerals to alleviate nutritional deficiencies. The arguments against genetically modified crops are similar to that of genetic manipulation in humans.
Plant based diets are unable to provide essential nutrients necessary for human growth and reproduction. Growing these crops to sustain the human’s needs leads to tons of life loss through poisoning and fertilisers along with rendering environments completely destroyed. In order to minimise animal cruelty, and provide a healthy,beneficial diet for humans, a omnivore diet is the definite path to follow. With resources ever lessening in the world today, people must work together and protect the resources with their knowledge and technology in order for the future to be able to survive in the most efficient and healthy way
Moreover, curing genetic disorders and diseases, like Down Syndrome, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s, through means of waiting for natural selection would not be as effective as using genetic modification because natural selection follows no plan or design for evolution, so there is no guarantee that anything will ever be cured, and natural selection is a slow, painful, and imprecise process, so why waste time when we can expedite the process with genetic modification and help the people here today. What if we think about genetic modification as the next step in evolution? If we can alter DNA, we can guide the path of
It is the most extreme form of malnutrition. In humans, prolonged starvation can cause permanent organ damage and eventually, death. Dying starving is probably is the most slowly inhumane way to die, however; not all the deaths were caused directly by starving. Children also die from others diseases like diarrhea, measles and malaria after the hunger have weakened their little bodies. (freedomfromhunger , (n.d.) ) Firstly one of the major causes of the famine in Ethiopia is the unstable rains that the country waits for every year.
Since,I think it is immoral to produce a clone especially with the kind of people who are living in this kind of society. If genetic cloning will be approved, I think that it will cause a great chaos to thenation. First of all, it will cause overpopulation. We know that our world cannot withstand more people because we are lacking the natural resources that will sustain the physiological needs of every individual. As said in the disadvantages, there can be identity crisis since we will not be able to know which is which and who the original one among all is.
In some African countries, rice is the primary source of food and therefore improving the quality of rice means bettering the nutritional intake of the poorer population especially children. Dr Momma and collegues at the University of Kyoto revealed that genetically modified rice contained 20% more protein than normal rice. However studies have shown that genetically modified food expose a threat to our biodiversity since the food has more resistance over the natural wild varieties and be fatal to other organism in the ecosystem. We have skipped the impact of animal health when designing genetically modified food and animals can suffer from nutrient imbalance, insulin problem, and dangerous side effects such as allergies which can even lead to death of certain species of animal like
The benefits of the use of this technology also comes with a high price. The priorities of the environmental issues should instead be more widely discussed and promoted instead of a technology that is unsafe, unreliable and brings insecurities to the public. The idea of de-extinction might be amazing and interesting, but it is impractical due to the fact that it brings more harm than good especially in the long term. However, it is undeniable and inevitable that the bioscience technology will continue to develop and flourish. Hence, more attention and resources would definitely be put into stem cell research technology as well as the technology of species revivalism.
1. Introduction Water is crucial to our survival! Water is one of the scarcest commodities in the world at the moment; some argue that it is scarcer than oil. Wars have been fought over oil; therefore a war over water is a very big possibility in the years to come on this planet. With the current growth of the world’s population and the increase in demand for water in the agricultural industry, the issue of water scarcity is very likely to get worse and worse (Gupta, 2016).